Roaring Dawn: Macey Book 3

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From award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason...the final installment in the Macey Gardella: Vampire Hunter trilogy, set in 1920s Chicago.

Macey Gardella Denton has loved, lost, and made difficult, heart-wrenching decisions, but now she must stay strong as she battles the most malevolent of evils--the horrifying Nicholas Iscariot.

But even facing down the most terrifying of all undead is nothing compared to the terror happening in her personal life, with her father showing up after a thirteen year absence.

Macey can wield a stake as well as Victoria Gardella, but when it comes to those she loves...can she balance her heart with what's right?


Praise for the Gardella Vampire Hunters:

"Sophisticated, sexy, surprising!” —J.R. Ward

"One of my favorite vampire series!" —Jeaniene Frost

Colleen Gleason’s irresistible…series is deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining.” —Chicago Tribune

Gleason’s publishing debut turns vampire stories—and romances—on their ear.” —Detroit Free Press

"The Rest Falls Away, Gleason's publishing debut...turns vampire stories--and romances--on their ear with a decidedly dark, decidedly unsentimental Regency heroine who stakes the undead with the best of them." —Detroit Free Press

"The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension." —Romantic Times

"Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving the characters around her readers with each engaging conversation and narrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom and melting beauty." —Book Fetish

"...Above all, the writing is what recommends this book most. Gleason's writing is sharp and taut, which makes for excellent action sequences, and a plot that travels quickly from the start. The writing strength alone gives me ample reassurance that this potentially plot-heavy series is in the right hands. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment." —Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

The complete Gardella Vampire Hunters series is as follows:

The Rest Falls Away
Rises the Night
The Bleeding Dusk
When Twilight Burns
As Shadows Fade
Max Stops the Presses
(short story)

Roaring Midnight
Raging Dawn
(short novel)
Roaring Shadows
Raging Winter
(short novel)
Roaring Dawn

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From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Gleason: Book Two of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Heroes of New Vegas series.

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The saga of Macey Gardella continues in the second volume of award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Colleen Gleason’s Roaring Trilogy...

In the dark underworld of Jazz Age speakeasies and gangsters, Macey Gardella finds herself caught up in a dangerous alliance with Al Capone. The murderous crime boss squires her about Chicago, showing her off as his moll while she struggles to fulfill her duty hunting the undead on the midnight streets.

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